If you planned on getting off campus tomorrow and enjoying the city one last time before Hurricane Irene sweeps through, be sure to make it back before noon! Governor Cuomo has ordered a complete shut down of MTA services starting at noon tomorrow. This means subways, buses, LIRR, and the Metro North will begin their final runs at noon and stop shortly thereafter. Seeing as New York is officially in a state of emergency, it probably wasn’t a very good idea to leave anyway. No word on when the MTA will be back up, but except services to be down at least through Sunday.
For Columbia-specific information about preparing for the day after tomorrow, keep checking the official updates from the school.